October 1, 2023

My final replace was six months in the past. It has been so busy!

I began school finding out theology in September. Anybody who is aware of me is aware of that I am a Christian who questions a number of “faith.”.

At all times exhausting. I am a Christian, however I am not a Christian who aligns with a non secular organisation. Regardless of attending and taking up official roles at a CoE church.

It is tough. What’s written [in the Bible], what’s then mentioned inside spiritual organisations, and what’s then offered can range. To the extent that every church, regardless of supporting a non secular organisation, has completely different practises that align by acts, practises, and group/congregational evangelism preached independently amongst sister church buildings underneath the identical.

Every member of the church and group then adopts the next beliefs: But, every particular person might learn a special translation and imagine one thing else. Most Christians imagine all phrases, no matter translation, are “God Breathed”. That is incorrect. The writing was meant for a community-based readership that recognised the numerous distinctions within the textual phrasing of that point and group. Language shifts. What as soon as meant one factor doesn’t suggest the identical now..

Spastic illustrates this. What was as soon as a situation title is now an insult. Would somebody in a thousand years learn this on a 1980 paper after which on a 2020 doc and perceive the nuanced distinction? Would that now imply the rest?

Thus, a strict definition of one thing is not essentially what it means. Educate and problem: Enter Martyn and his “troublemaking methods”.

I hope which you could see why a theology course can be proper up my alley! It is principally all on-line and impartial, and, though difficult mentally and bodily, I am actually having fun with it and even, to some extent, thriving.

Rather a lot has modified for the youngsters.

In one in all my final posts, I spoke about Will beginning a brand new college aimed toward his autism and extra wants after being homeschooled for years. All that fear, stress, upset, and nerves… for nothing!

He’s wonderful and thriving increasingly! We all the time hear about how wonderful our son is! (Which, after all, we already knew!) A lot that it actually makes me pleased with the younger man he is turn into.


Midge is doing nicely and plodding alongside. The factor I LOVE about her is that, regardless of understanding and understanding that she’s my stepdaughter, she is my daughter by and thru. Her persona, humour, and even her barely darker humour are like mine. Once more, it makes me tremendous pleased with the younger lady she is.

After all there’s all the time the issue with what she feels and thinks relating to her bio-dad, however for now I recognize her for herself and never what he is dropping out on. He’ll remorse it sooner or later, however that is not my downside. We have completed what we will to open his eyes.

We have had some hassle with A. For the beginning, it was good. He appeared to do nicely in secondary college. Nonetheless, as suspected, his barely nefarious college behaviour appeared. But, with a little bit of preventing from our aspect (as is all the time the case), an extra analysis for him has come out (which is a large “I informed you so” second for us), however we’re hopeful that with the fitting assist, he’ll settle higher not solely at college however in himself.

The largest change to occur might be with the one little one we did not fear about, James.


He actually did not settle into secondary college. It was an hour and 45 minutes on the bus each morning. Which was horrid. An all-boys college that is tough and, though attempting to battle towards it, breeds a number of destructive actions. We tried to battle and assist, and though I really feel the college tried, they did not do sufficient. A lot in order that he was an emotional wreck. Leaving him a bit resentful and offended at occasions.

After some consideration and a push from his Mum, we pulled him out and began homeschooling him. Nonetheless, I would like to notice that it is not us doing the bulk this time. That is on his Mum and his stepdad (who has a larger understanding of secondary stage schooling than myself). For me, I did not wish to make the identical errors with James at college as I as soon as did with Will. I feel if we had left it any longer, that may have been the case. Since leaving, he has modified. Not totally, however not that child both. However, James will probably be getting into a STEM college quickly, so I am hoping that Secondary Faculty Half 2 will probably be higher for him.

Lastly, on to my absolute magnificence, Hannah. Hannah is all the time Hannah. Wonderful and sensible in her regular methods, as anybody who follows her on social media is aware of. Aside from dragging A to soccer matches and practises 2 or 3 occasions every week, she’s simply the identical. I do suppose her biggest achievement in these final months is her driving. She’s come a great distance since I taught her the way to navigate a carpark or get from level A to level B. After she was extra assured, she discovered an teacher and ought to be taking her take a look at shortly.

Lastly, when are we getting married? I am positive many have requested. Nicely, the truth is that between Dad passing final yr and the best way the monetary scenario is within the nation, we simply could not afford it this yr. We’re, nonetheless, hopeful that subsequent yr is the yr. We have even set a date! April twentieth ❤️


I feel that covers us. I am unsure if I will sustain like I used to, however I nonetheless love writing and documenting what is going on on. Even when it is staggered throughout a number of posts and gaps.

A lot love as all the time.